At the Iowa Faith & Freedom event, [Rand] Paul mocked President Obama’s remark that his view on marriage was evolving. “Call me cynical, but I didn’t think his views on marriage could get any gayer,” he said
As this quote illustrates, much to the disappointment of the Paulists, Ron is a far better politician than Rand. If you read through Ron’s carefully manicured Wikipedia history on gay rights, it’s full of artful weaseling and dodging, some strategic anti-federalism, and a few good votes (he voted to repeal DADT, for example). Rand is just against repealing DADT as well as against gay marriage, and he thinks calling someone “gay” is the height of cleverness.
If Ron’s efforts to steal some delegates to make a splash at the convention are all about getting some kind of position for Rand, you have to wonder if it’s worth the effort. The state that elected Jim Bunning to the Senate will almost certainly keep sending Rand back to DC, but I can’t see him running the movement that Ron started.